dvd rewriters -single/dual

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  1. ketank

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    Guy,

    lots of hype about dual layered DVD rewriters, whats it all about, is it worth buying rather than single?
    Do they both use the same DVDr?
    Do they both play on normal dvd players?

    Thanx
     
  2. MarkE19

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    Now that's the question!

    Dual layer DVD burners are still very new to the market and at the moment the dual layer disks (so no they need to use different disks for dual layer burning) cost around £10 each. Single layer disks can also be burnt in the dual layer burners though.
    There have been a few reports of disks burnt in dual layer burners not being compatable with standalone players. This is down to a few things such as firmware of the burners, authoring software etc. This can only get better as time passes, but IMO at the moment it is best to stick with the old but working single layer 4.7Gb DVD burners and disks as prices are so low at the moment that you are hardly throwing too much money away if you end up upgrading this time next year.

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  3. Centurion

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    Fiver each from ukdvdr
     
  4. MarkE19

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    OK so the price is dropping, but they still wont play in most DVD players.

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  5. Noodle

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    It's only about £5 more for the DL burners now though, so it's probably worth buying one anyway.

    The disks will come down in price.
     
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    NEC3500A or Pioneer 108 dual layer burners
    cost approx £55 and are the best available.
     
  7. vonhosen

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    I've got a 108 (haven't bothered with any dual layer discs yet but) my old stock of single layer DVD-R's I am burning my way through with it work fine in stand alone players.

    (Had to use a modified PXDRV.DLL file for the burning engine in RecordNow Max in order to get the new higher burning speeds available.)
     
  8. ketank

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    THanx 4 ur response,


    Does this mean that i can buy a dual layered dvd writer, but just dont bother with dual disc..... at the moment, ( but fine with single normal dvd/r?
     
  9. vonhosen

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    Yes that is what I am currently doing, but you will have to make sure that burning program supports the writer you buy (but that is always going to be the case with any writer)
     
  10. ketank

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    Ahhhh, Vonhosen good point.....

    well i use nero or roxio to burn mp3/generall data on cdr-dvdr and will be using ulead movie factory 3 to make dvds...... any problem coming my way??
     
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    Well I don't use any of those so I don't know. I believe nero is supposed to have an auto recognition feature of somekind for new drives to the market until full support comes out for them (of course just because a drive isn't a programs supported list doesn't mean it won't work. The supported lists are just drives that have been tested & verified by the software company up to that date.)

    My burning software of choice, RecordNow Max recognised the 108 from install but didn't allow a lot of the burning speeds. I have used a modified .dll for the PX burning engine & that makes available more recording speeds. Haven't had any problems burning single layer DVD-R so far with it.
     

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